Gospel Reflection for Sunday, June 7, 2020 – Trinity Sunday

Sunday Readings: Exodus 34.4-6, 8-9; 2 Corinthians 13.11-13; John 3.16-18 “Yes, God so loved the world that God gave God’s only Son that whoever believes in him may not die but may have eternal life. God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world but that the world might be savedContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for Sunday, June 7, 2020 – Trinity Sunday”

Gospel Reflection for May 24, 2020 – Feast of the Ascension

Scripture Readings: Acts 1.1-11; Ephesians 1.17-23; Matthew 28.16-20 “Remember that I am with you always, to the end of the age.” – Matthew 29.20 In Matthew’s resurrection story, Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Joses go to the Jesus’ tomb. An angel rolls back the stone for the two women who see the tombContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for May 24, 2020 – Feast of the Ascension”

Gospel Reflection for May 17, 2020 – 6th Sunday of Easter

Scripture Readings: Acts 8.5-8,14-17; 1 Peter 3.15-18; John 14.15-21 “Jesus continues speaking to his disciples. ‘You know the Spirit because the Spirit abides with you and will be in you. I will not leave you orphaned; I am coming to you. In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you seeContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for May 17, 2020 – 6th Sunday of Easter”

Gospel Reflection for May 10, 2020 – 5th Sunday of Easter

Scripture Readings: Acts 6.1-7, 1 Peter 2.4-9; John 14.1-12 Jesus spoke to his disciples. “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God and believe in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions.…Philip asked Jesus, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.” Jesus replied,”All this time I have been withContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for May 10, 2020 – 5th Sunday of Easter”

Gospel Reflection for May 3, 2020 – 4th Sunday of Easter

Sunday Readings: Acts 2.14,36-41; 1 Peter 2.20-25; John 10.1-10 “I came that my sheep might have life and have it more abundantly.” – John 10.10 John’s gospel makes an extended allegory in chapter 10 about shepherds, sheep, and gates. The intimacy between shepherd and sheep suggests insight into the relationship between Jesus and believers. TheContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for May 3, 2020 – 4th Sunday of Easter”

Don’t stop with Easter Sunday

The Sundays after Easter give us time to let Jesus’ suffering, death, and resurrection sink into our own lives. The Gospels for these weeks are full of Jesus’ loving farewell advice. The other scripture readings, from the Acts of the Apostles and the letters of Peter, tell the story of how Jesus’ followers learn toContinue reading “Don’t stop with Easter Sunday”

Gospel Reflection for April 12, 2020, Easter Sunday

Scripture Readings: Acts 10.34,37-43; Colossians 3.1-4; John 20.1-9 “Then the disciple who had arrived at the tomb first went in. He saw and believed.” – John 20.9 Mary Magdalene went to the other disciples and announced, “I have seen the Lord.” – John 20-18 The action words seeing and staying express relationships in John’s gospel.Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for April 12, 2020, Easter Sunday”

Gospel Reflection for March 29, 2020, 5th Sunday of Lent

Sunday Readings: Ezekiel 37.12-14; Romans 8.8-11; John 11.1-45 “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would never have died. Even now I am sure that God will give you whatever you ask,” said Martha.“Your brother will rise again,” said Jesus.“I know he will rise again on the last day,” said Martha.“I am the resurrectionContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for March 29, 2020, 5th Sunday of Lent”

Gospel Reflection for March 22, 2020, 4th Sunday of Lent

Scripture Readings: 1 Samuel 16.1, 6-7, 10-13; Ephesians 5.8-14; John 9.1-38 “A man called Jesus made mud, spread it on my eyes, said to me, ‘Go and wash in the Pool of Siloam.’ Then I went and washed and received my sight” – John 9.11 In John’s gospel Jesus often jumps into people’s lives. LastContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for March 22, 2020, 4th Sunday of Lent”

Lent is here!

Take the time this Lent for holy reading. We recommend these short and easy-to-read books for your Lenten reflection and prayer. They are even better when shared with friends, family, or a faith-sharing group. Lent 2020: A Call to Newness “Use the eyes God gave you.” This short booklet makes seeing a way to reflectContinue reading “Lent is here!”